- Shipped stock is a large, healthy rhizome
- Heirloom Vermont variety
- Extremely vigorous, hardy and prolific.
- Moderate bittering and aromatic
- Needs no pollination to produce product
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We found this variety growing locally in northern Vermont decades ago, and was established long before that, having become wild. Such was the case in the northeast before the northwest took over the industry. This has moderate bittering and aroma compared with named varieties. We have found it to outgrow all other varieties here dramatically. Very cold hardy and vigorous. It will climb at least 25 feet, dying to the ground each year. Hops will slowly spread if you treat the soil well.
Proper pruning ensures a healthier tree, improves fruit size and increases fruit yield. Fruit trees should be pruned during winter dormancy. We’ll prune individual trees or an entire orchard.
We offer services for those who would like assistance in planting and/or maintaining trees and help with everything from staking trees to trellising grapes and berries. We will show you the proper procedures for caring for your home orchard or do the maintenance for you.
In addition to grafting the fruit trees we sell, we also offer custom grafting services. We can graft a hard to find cultivar, a reproduction from your own tree, or we can graft onto an existing tree on your property. New trees can be sent right away or grown a year here.
We do site visits, help with soil and other tests, and planning. Included are written plans for the implementation and day to day operations of your future of existing plantings. Fees vary according to the extent of the operation. Contact us for further info.